Mokokchung, February 25 (MTNews): The Chief Electoral Officer of Nagaland, V Shashank Shekhar, IAS; Home Commissioner, Abhijit Sinha IAS; and DGP Rupin Sharma, IPS, held a review meeting with representatives from political parties and civil societies convened by Deputy Commissioner and DEO Mokokchung at DC Conference Room on February 25.
CEO Nagaland along with the state officials visited the district to discuss and review the ground situations regarding the poll-related violence which has come to the notice of the Election Commission.
The CEO while interacting with the political party representatives asked them to report any anomalies about the Model Code of Conduct by any Candidate/Party, so that action can be taken by the concerned authority.
He mentioned that even after the polling is over if the conduct of electoral malpractices has been found against any candidate, action would be taken as per the law.
Adding to this, Home Commissioner said webcasting recordings will be reviewed to ascertain anomalies carried out by any candidate. DGP Nagaland urged the party representative to create awareness among the electorate to avert creating situations that may lead to violence.
He also assured that more security personnel will be stationed in all the sensitive polling stations.
CEO and State Officials while interacting with the civil society representatives from Ao Senden, Watsü Mungdang and AKM called for their joint effort to reach out to the community members to be sensitized in order to avoid any situation that may lead to violence.
President, Ao Senden, and Watsü Mungdang expressed their grief about the poll-related violence in some areas of the district but assured that more concrete effort will be put in from their end with close coordination with the district election machinery so that further poll-related violence can be avoided.
DC and DEO maintained that necessary and adequate measures have been taken to avoid any poll- related violence in the district and with proper coordination with the civil society and political party functionaries, the polling process can be conducted in a free and fair manner.